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Lauren Bacall Obituary

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

OBITUARY

Lauren Bacall, who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle, dies at 89

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By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
August 12, 2014

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At 19, Lauren Bacall was living every red-blooded American woman’s dream: Humphrey Bogart was standing inches from her, waiting for her to speak.

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They were shooting a crucial scene in director Howard Hawks’ 1944 wartime drama “To Have and Have Not,” but her head was shaking, as was her hand and the cigarette she was holding. And trembling was not in the script.

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So Bacall tipped her head down so that her chin almost touched her chest. It was the only way she could steady herself. From that stance she gazed upward at Bogart.

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In that moment “the look” was born — the one that would make the sultry-voiced actress a screen legend and redefine sexuality for generations to follow.

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Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Lauren Bacall

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